Kinsale U13B Football had a well deserved victory over near neighbours Courcey Rovers on Monday 31st away from home in Ballinspittle.
Playing 15 a side and short a number of regulars, the selectors were more
than pleased with new recruits Rory McCarthy (U11) who
had a fine game, Brendan O’Connor from Australia playing his 1st ever game
and Tom O’Connell returning after an absence.
Kinsale started slowly and Rovers scored a goal with their 1st attack. However
Kinsale responded well and points from Desmond, Sheehan and O’Brien levelled
the match. Kinsale were generally on top but some slack marking resulted in Kinsale
conceding another 2 goals in the 1st half. Kinsale powered by goals from Sheehan and
O’Neill went in at half time leading by one point ahead. 2-4 to 3-1.Kinsale were much the stronger outfit in the 2nd half and went on to secure a deserved victory. Goals from Desmond x 2 and O’Brien along with a few points from Sheehan and O’Brien
secured the victory. The defence was shored up by fine performances by Gilleran, O’Leary,
Lee and Rooney and ably supported by McCarthy and Murphy.
Sheehan worked tireless in midfield and was well supported by our forwards of which Luke Desmond was the stand out. Kinsale disappointley suffered 2 late black cards which did not affect the outcome. In other games these could be of immense importance and thus it’s important that Kinsale learn from these actions.
However the selectors commented afterwards that they were generally delighted with the application and desire of the players.
Team: Paddy Desmond, Carwyn Lee, Cian Murphy, Patrick O Leary, Conal Gilleran, Conor McCarthy, James Rooney (Capt), Harry Sheehan, Tom O Connell, Daniel Hanrahan, John O Brien, Rory McCarthy, Jack Walsh, Luke Desmond, Brian O Neill, Sub: Brendan O Connor
Girls U14 A West Cork League 29th March 2014
Kinsale had a fine victory against Passage in the Rebel Og East U12A football league. Played in windy conditions Kinsale won 1-15 to 2-5. Kinsale playing against the wind in the 1st half led at half time by one point. 1-5 to 1-4. Great defending by half backs Brian O'Neill, Conal Gilleran & Carson Wilheim was the bedrock for many 1st half attacks. Ably assisted by James Rooney & Cian Murphy in the full back line Kinsale were unlucky not to be more ahead. Rowan Palmer was the pick of our forwards in the 1st half. Turning to play with the wind Kinsale motored on with some good forward displays by Conor McCarthy (1-6) John O'Brien (0-4) Harry Sheehan (0-3) & Luke Desmond (0-1). Also dangerous were Daniel O Hanrahan & Jackson Gilbert. When Passage rallied late in the 2nd half Kinsale were thankful for goalkeeper Carwyn Lee and subs Patrick O'Leary, Sean rua O'Donoghue, & Kealin O'Rourke who played well when introduced late on. This leaves Kinsale with 2 out of 3 wins and joint top of the league. Well done to all and thanks to our parents & supporters on the night.
Kinsale U14 hurlers earned a hard fought draw Away against Whites Cross tonight. It was a great all round team performance from an ever improving young Kinsale side. Kinsale started the game well and were 1-1 up before the home side replied with 1-1, Darragh Canty with a great goal and Broklyn with a well taken free. Kinsale's backs were excellent all through the game and never left whites Cross settle, Healy and Barry were exceptional and dogged, while centre back played a classy hours hurling. Full back Evan O'Connor and Conor Mc, continually repelled attack after attack, and goalie Cían O'Sullivan was solid throughout and had an excellent puck out. Kinsale finished the half well and John O'Brien scored a well taken goal to leave the score at half time 2-1 to 1-2. It was a right battle in the second half as the physically stronger WC backs repelled many a Kinsale attack, but with Rian O'Regan playing exceptionally at midfield, hurling a load of ball Kinsale tagged on 2 frees again through Broklyn. WC were really coming at Kinsale at this stage and got a couple of points, one very dubious as the ref over ruled the umpire and soon after WC added a lucky deflected goal whic left the a goal up with 5 mins to play. Backs were on top for both sides and it was a right ding dong battle, sub Darragh Mangan almost got in for a goal but it was Harry Sheehan who nipped in for another well taken goal and left Kinsale with swell deserved draw.